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Should I remove PrintKit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,014
United States Rank #21,633
Reach 0.0046%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.42 days
634.90 days >
Average installed length: 333.59 days


1.1.326.0 28.13%
1.0.319.0 6.25%
1.0.310.0 3.13% 1.56% 3.13% 23.44% 17.19% 17.19%

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PrintKit is a program developed by Collobos Software. The most used version is 1.1.326.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 3.38 MB (3,547,136 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 71% of users of PrintKit come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\printkit
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C73E0ABB-9823-4D2F-8B83-E6E497944EEB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PrintKit

  • printkitd.exe - PrintKit Service
  • libcups2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • printkitd.exe runs as a service named 'PrintKit Service' (PrintKit Service) "Enables printer sharing with mobile devices without any unnecessary manual setup or administration.".

How do I remove PrintKit?

Quickly and completely remove PrintKit from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PrintKit from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PrintKit, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PrintKit.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.81%
Windows 8 29.69%
Windows Vista 9.38%
Windows XP 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.19%
Windows 7 Professional 16.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.06%
Windows 8 Enterprise 4.84%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.08%
  Brazil 6.02%
  United Kingdom 6.02%
  Canada 3.61%
  Germany 3.61%
  Belgium 1.20%
  India 1.20%
  CY 1.20%
  Australia 1.20%
  Norway 1.20%
  TN 1.20%
  Switzerland 1.20%
  Poland 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.82%
Hewlett-Packard 22.73%
Acer 9.09%
Toshiba 4.55%
ASUS 4.55%
Sony 4.55%
Lenovo 4.55%
Sahara 2.27%
Gateway 2.27%
Medion 2.27%
Samsung 2.27%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro S30... 1.96%
Sony SVT15112CXS 1.96%
LENOVO 4270CTO 1.96%
HP Pavilion HDX9300 Noteb... 1.96%


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